“The Redmi Note9 Pro series is currently only planned to be sold in overseas markets. Although this is a very competitive 4G thousand yuan flagship, it will surely sell well worldwide!…The Chinese market will focus on 5G products!”
From his statement, it is clear that Redmi does not believe that China needs a non-5G smartphone for now. The development of 5G in China is growing rapidly more than any other region. In addition, 5G smartphones are selling like wildfire in China. Thus, will be a poor strategy from aa brand like Xiaomi to release a 4G device in China for now.
We can also see from his message that the Redmi K30 Pro 5G flagship phone is coming soon. This smartphone will most likely be the next device from Redmi in China. As of now, there is no clue on whether there will be a 5G variant for the Chinese market.
The general speculation now is that Redmi may just jump the Note 9 series and release the Redmi Note 10 models for its 10th anniversary. This will not be the first time that the company will skip a model for another to mark its anniversary. Recall that in 2018, Xiaomi skipped the “Mi 7” to lunch the “Xiaomi Mi 8” to mark its 8th anniversary.
In addition, this will not also be the first time that the company will be skipping a model in China. The popular Redmi Note 6 was launched in India. However, it never made its way into China.